To Hustle or to Let Go?
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE!!
Every career advice out there screams this in your face. You're not productive enough, not doing enough, do your millionaire morning routines, not exercising enough, not hustling enough, just do it, make it work!! Not sure if anyone wants to address the big elephant in the room called "things we can't control"? I do.
We can have a plan, a strategy and then an elephant comes rushing in trampling on every meticulously coordinated attempt at success. Or worse, we plan and we hustle and we build the sailboat and there isn't a single draft of wind to set us sailing into the seas of success. Or maybe things are not happening fast enough, because I'm already way behind that 27 year old who earned his first million dollar and jet, so I take out my notepad and try to devise a plan to hustle more and to get things going.
Tired of constantly trying to figure it all out and know what I'm supposed to do. You see, there are just too many things I don't know, too many unknown factors to make the best decisions. We have so much information, yet we know so little about the future and trying to plan and control something unknown is like trying to catch a shadow in summer only to have it disappear into the night.
In an incident that happened a few days, I got a chance to see two people's response to the same incident. One did what he could and then left the rest to the Lord with trust and a prayer while the other one fretted and worried and devised strategies and got disappointed and frustrated when it did not work. The next day, the knots were ironed out as God paved the way for the person who trusted and God created the opportunities and things just flowed. God made it happen. It became more clear to me, the Lord was reminding me of His power and His goodness and His ability to make things move.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5,6
As much as I want to be the captain of my destiny, I would say it's hard to be in the driver's seat when I can't see past the dashboard. It's stressful, it's confusing, it's mind boggling. So I'm going to hand over the reigns to God who has brought me thus far. The journey He started me on is one that I could have never phantomed nor design for myself in all my wisdom. I just need to trust and rest in that.
I'm going to let Him take over the driving wheel
so that I can enjoy the scenery and nap.
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11